This weekend yet Wednesday, I wish it was already next Wednesday. The Husband and I are taking a nonstop flight from Tampa to Zurich on Edelweiss Air then taking the train in to Italy!


Photo courtesy tampabay.com.

We’ll be gone for almost three weeks and plan on taking the train to¬†Venice, San Gimignano, Naples, Amalfi, Rome, Florence, Portfino, and Lake Como.

One of the stops that I’m most excited about is staying at Il Guardastelle, an agriturismo in Tuscany.


Photo courtesy of Wanderlust Weddings. 

Our final leg of the trip is taking the scenic Bernini Express through the Alps back to Zurich. I must admit, I’m a little nervous about being on a train up in the mountains but I’m hoping the beauty of the mountains will help me forget my fear of heights (and maybe a little Xanax).


Bernini Express, courtesy of My Switzerland.

Do you have any recommendations for my first trip to Italy? Have you taken these trains and have some advice for my trip? Let me know in the comments below!